I am delighted to announce that my plush work is featured in the new book ‘Plush Toys’! I have a few full page spreads that show photos of my plush deer, plush dolls, and sketches. It’s very exciting to see my personal artwork published in a book that can be bought in a store — wow!
The book was published by the Barcelona-based publishing house ‘Monsa‘, who creates some of the coolest art books. It’s truly amazing to be a part of this book (especially with TADO on the cover, omg)! I’m not sure how worldwide their distribution is, but they have an online bookshop if you require immediate artistic inspiration. If you would like to see more of my plush work, please click here.
I was featured in this month’s Custom Corner on Vinyl Pulse! Every month a custom vinyl artist is featured along with a selection of their work. The article was written by Reactor88 who is a friend and one of my favourite customizers (check out his work here). Thanks Ryan!
I forgot to mention that I was featured on VancouverIsAwesome.com a couple of months ago! The Proof is one of VIA’s weekly series about local Vancouver artists. You can read the full article HERE. My awesome friends Dave Mah and Megz Majewski have also been featured on VIA too!
If you’re in Vancouver tomorrow night come stop by Ayden Gallery for the opening reception of the group art show Animalopolis. There are some really cool artists in the show and I’ll have some plush there too!
Opening Reception: Friday, June 11th, 2010, 7-11pm @ Ayden Gallery, 88 W. Pender St, Tinseltown Mall, Vancouver, BC.
Cherchez La Femme
Free Admission | Artists in Attendance | Live Painting | Drinks | Exhibition closes July 11th, 2010
Plush Team‘s first book is out now! You can pick up a copy here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/plushteam The softcover book is 120 pages and features the team members from 2009. My spread is below:
I was asked to be one of the artists who was interviewed in the Chuckwa segment for the TV show Electric Playground. Miri was a super sweet host, and asked me about my plush and urban vinyl customs. It was an amazing experience. Check out the video here: http://www.elecplay.com/watch/19/358/3/2
After we figured out the set-up, the camera guy takes footage of the deer.
This was the final set up with my plush deer and Kalua Moola custom.
Inside of the Chuckwa store.
And this is me after the interview was over… happy, relieved and ready for a chai latte at Starbucks! haha.
I have several plush pieces in a couple of shows that open this weekend…
The first show is Go Ask Alice @ Paul Cumes Fine Art Gallery. The opening reception is on Saturday, December 5th from 6-9pm. The show runs from Dec.5th to Jan.7th. The gallery is located at 131 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA.
White Rabbit, Alice In Wonderland and Twee + Dee will be in the show!
The second show is Stuff This 3 @ Rivet Gallery. The opening reception is on Saturday, December 5th from 7-10pm. The show runs from Dec.5th to Dec.30th. The gallery is located at 1200 North High Street, Columbus, OH. The preview is up, and pieces are now available for purchase: rivetart.com/preview/get_preview?i_show=31
Cora Bella and the Gingerbread Ornament will be in the show!
Thanks to everyone who entered my plush deer giveaway hosted on TokyoBunnie’s blog! This giveaway set a new record on TB’s blog with 127 entries!!! Congrats to donelleohio who gets to take home a new deer. I plan on having a few more giveaways in the future, so stay tuned!
Here are a few in progress pics of things I’ve been working on lately. After spending weeks painting the Kalua Moola custom, I wanted to do some sewing again. I’ve been working on 10 plush deer, and some of them will be hitting my Etsy shop tomorrow. But for now, here are some in progress pics.
Body parts waiting to be sewn…
After hours of work, the deer are all sewn up. Now I decide colours for noses, eyelids and dots…
Lucky is unsure about the growing deer herd…
Here’s an in progress pic of my Kalua Moola custom. I had just put sealer on his lower body which is why he’s drying upside down.
And last but not least, I was super pleased to discover I was featured on Plastic + Plush’s Etsy Wednesday blog feature (09/09/09)! Yay for little brown Ghostie!
My Plush Deer Giveaway ENDS TONIGHT! It’s FREE to enter, just leave a comment on TokyoBunnie’s blog, and you could be the winner of a brand new mohawk’d deer! Good luck!
My Kalua Moola custom is making the rounds across the internet! He’s been featured on 4 major toy/art sites in the past week:
…featured on FreshCharacters.com, 09/06/09
…featured on SpankyStokes.com, 09/06/09
…featured on PlasticAndPlush.com, 09/04/09
…featured on VPEast.com, 09/08/09